• Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of HFMD Infection

    Hand foot and mouth disease, also known as HFMD is most common among babies and children under the age of five. However, it is possible for older children and adults to be affected by HFMD as well[1]. Hence, it is extremely vital to stay clean whenever possible, and one of the simplest ways to do so is using the Antabax auxiliary range. In Malaysia, this disease has affected many families and communities significantly with 35,886 HFMD incidents reported from January until July this year nationwide[2]. Antabax, Malaysia’s number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range, has an auxiliary range that comprises of a terrific trio of pocket-sized Antabax Antibacterial Cleansing Wipes,…

  • Just to talk about barbers, barbershops

    I visited about 10 barbershops in Klang Valley, Kuching as well as Kota Kinabalu. I did not photograph any of them, mainly I was having my hair cut, or had my face hair trimmed. Also, I prefer to photograph older barbers, and barbershops.  Just my preference. I have a fixed hairstylist I like to go to for now, and I photographed some barbers and barbershops when our twins were going for their hair cut.  They used to like the older barber, but now their taste in style has changed. While visiting the barbershops, I noticed some distinction which would determined if the barber would be able to make it big…

  • 你来, 汝来

    Have passed by Nilai many times, coming here, never. So I was there with the twins, as they were attending workshops in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) over the weekend. Of course I would take the opportunities to explore the town, through the chatting with the local as well as photography. We had some ok-ish food in Nilai.  Our colleagues told us plenty of food here, I Google-d, found some, but not the sort I like. So the weekend when we were in Nilai was also the time of the university convocation. I did not see many parents around, thought I could photograph them there.  In fact I seen none.…

  • We joined #joywithsharoncalli

    We love writing. Maybe not in the calligraphy style. We just love to write. When I decided to get the iPad Pro 2 years back, I was contemplating whether I should add Apple Pencil, anyway, I did. So I used the Apple Pencil to take notes during the meetings with clients, as well as learning. Talking about learning, yes, Retna and I will register for things to learn. Today, we did some learning on copperplate calligraphy, organised by CzipLee, taught by @joychong and @ronnycakes. The lesson started quite on time, where the reminder email informed the participants to turn up by 1000, and guess what, we started before 1030 (the…

  • Doing homework, doing it right

    School holiday is over, and kids back to school. Many parents (like us) will be or already busy with helping the kids with home work or school work. Most of the time, Inez would do her home work by herself (Sri Lanka and Chinese genes are strong). This evening, she handed me some books to run through to check if she would be able to answer the questions on the home work correctly.  So I went through the books.  I realised, home work is actually a really good time for parent and kids to get together.  Like spending quality time together. What I think would work really well for ‘New…

  • Lukut before PD

    With the many things twins have to bring back to school, I offered them a ride back to their hostel on Sunday evening. We stopped by 1 place recommended by the school’s principal for quick bite. Over the school holiday, the very nice principal recommended few food places in Lukut and Port Dickson, I have passed by some of them, never knowing that the hidden germs these places are (ha ha). So, we were at Ah Boy Siew Yok (roast pork), which was just opened when we got there.  I could see some parents and students from twins school already there (how fast!). Waited in line patiently to order the…

  • Education through Shopping, Possible?

    Tuesday was a public holiday, and after Retna and I spent so much time at work, I decided to spend some time with daughter, thinking what we could do together.  Retna was down with really bad cough, so she skipped. So Inez started by asking, “Dad, why some leather products are so expensive?” “Dad, what is a real leather bag?” So, we went to KL to learn about what she asked.  Ok, for the record, we did not spend the whole day out and about, hanging out, we were in town for a few hours, since the morning traffic was kind of forgiving. I took her into Louis Vuitton at…

  • #GE14

    The people has spoken, chosen the new administrator for the nation, on the historic May 9, 2018 general election of Malaysia.  The result was announced from May 9 till May 10.  Most Malaysian would have stayed close to the telly from May 9 to 10.  Me and Retna included.  The Singaporean media like Channel News Asia was producing some serious good quality news reporting. Then the whole Malaysian waited for the new administration, swearing in of the new prime minister.  We watched that with major anticipation, as the time kept delaying, of course finally the whole process was done, more announcements from the new prime minister. #GE14 let everyone see…